Savannah St. 43, Bethune-Cookman 40
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP)
Savannah State (10-9, 4-1) led 21-12 at halftime, but Adrien Coleman's layup put Bethune-Cookman ahead 29-28 with 11:09 left.
The Tigers' Arnold Louis took back the lead, 37-36, with a layup with 4:57 left, and then snapped a 37-37 tie with a layup with 3:48 remaining.
Coleman responded with a free throw, then Louis made two foul shots.
Coleman's layup pulled the Wildcats within 41-40 with 26 seconds left, but then Blackman hit his free throws for the final, three-point edge.
Kevin Dukes missed a 3-point try for Bethune-Cookman at the buzzer.
Louis led the Tigers with 13 points with 11 rebounds. Savannah State shot 37.5 percent (15 of 40) with 1-of-9 3-point shooting.
Coleman paced the Wildcats (7-13, 2-3) with 16 points.